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The 2023 Major IV of the Call of Duty League was originally scheduled to be held in New York. Still, shortly after the Subliners won Major 1, it was announced that due to various reasons and the smaller size of Kings Theater, it would be moved to Columbus, Ohio and be played April 20-23 without a live audience.

After the Subliners had to back out of hosting the Major, the league was left scrambling to find a new host city. But with the amount of time they had to prepare an event and get a venue ready, the CDL decided to take Major 4 in Columbus but keep it a LAN event.

The CDL General Manager Daniel Tsay said this on Twitter.

“Spoke on Major IV options last Community Update and appreciate the patience as we worked through our assessment. We’d love to have a crowd but tough to execute in a short amount of time. Keeping the event on LAN was paramount.”

When they made the switch from New York, the CDL moved up their Major four a week, creating a two-week bye after it. With the upcoming change, they will go back to the original schedule of a two-week mid-season break and the typical one-week bye between majors, according to Tsay.

With online qualifiers currently going on and fans eagerly excited to attend the Major IV event, this obviously isn't the exciting news we all were hoping for. But fans can turn their focus to Toronto, where the CDL will resume its live coverage for Major V.

How to Watch the Call of Duty League

Viewers can watch the 2023 Call of Duty League through the Call of Duty Twitch and YouTube channels. If you are watching on Twitch, be sure to link your Activision and Twitch accounts to receive Twitch Drops during eligible events. The CDL will take place every Friday-Sunday over the course of four weeks.